Sunday, December 27, 2015

Things I learned lately - 27 Dec

  • In 1912, the area I live in, currently known as Montgomery, was called Shouldice Terrace. It was outside of Calgary's city limits.
  • A total of 10,588 unaccompanied children crossed the border from Mexico into the US in October and November 2015
  • Alberta is the only province in the country where baby boomers are outnumbered by their children.
  • When Europeans were first introduced to the potato, they were afraid to eat it because it was closely related to the nightshade plant. So instead they used it as a decorative garden plant.
  • Except for Mexico, most of Montana's immigrants come from Canada.
  • There's a heavy metal band called Okilly Dokilly. The members are all dressed like Ned Flanders.
  • 6% of Americans believe the moon landings were faked.
  • You can get up close and personal with snakes in Tokyo at the Snake Center. None are dangerous.

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